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  • "A" Rated School


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  • District office hours and tax credit donations

    The Higley Unified School District offices and school offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 22 through Friday Jan. 2. You may still make tax credit donations during this time. Tax credit donations may be made online or through the drop box at the district office located at 2935 S. Recker Road. Donations may also be made at our Community Education offices, located on the west side of Cooley Middle School, 1100 South Recker Road, Gilbert, in the Cooley Early Childhood Education Center. The Community Education offices will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 22, 23 & 26 and Dec. 29-31. Donations also may be mailed to Higley Unified School District, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, 85295, with a Dec. 31 postmark. If you have questions, please e-mail rachelle.boyce@husd.org.
     
    Thank you for your support. All offices and schools will open and resume normal operations Monday, Jan. 5.

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  • Support Higley High and receive up to $400 AZ Tax Credit
     
    The state of Arizona allows you to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married and filing jointly) when you make an ECA tax credit donation to our school. We will use your tax dollar donation to help fund extra curricular activities and opportunities for our students to extend their learning beyond the regular school day and you will get a dollar-for-dollar credit towards your tax return. Before and after school tutoring, school clubs and field trip experiences are just a few of the enrichment programs that are made possible when ECA funds are donated to our school.  Please name Higley High School as the recipient of your donation so that we may provide quality enrichment programs like these for our learners. We appreciate your support and are dedicated to spending your tax dollars responsibly.
     
    We THANK YOU for your tax credit donations.
     
    Click here to donate  
    If you wish to mail your payment, please click here for more information.
     
    Interested in more information about ECA tax credits?
     


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  • Open Enrollment
     
    Open enrollment registration for all of our campuses for the 2015-16 school year begins Dec. 1, with priority given to applications received by Feb. 1. Click here to find the Open Enrollment Application.
     
    Applications may be turned in at the campus you wish your child to attend.
     
    District boundary maps for elementary, middle school and high school are located here. Please complete the application form and return to the school during business hours.

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  • Release of student reminder
     
    Students who leave campus for any reason – doctors’ visits, illness, etc., - must be authorized to do so by a parent or guardian. This can be done by a parent/guardian signature in person at the school office or by verbal approval to school office personnel.  When the student does leave campus with verbal approval to do so, he/she must sign the student release page at the front office.
    The attendance clerk or other office staff member will validate the request as deemed appropriate. Thank you for your cooperation.
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    Senior Ads
    The deadline for senior ads has been extended through Dec 12th. 

     

    Please go to www.YearbookOrderCenter.com

    School Code 6796

     

    Click on yearbook ads to get started.

     

    For help or questions:

    Email Mrs. Goodwin at andrea.yancey-goodwin@husd.org

    Or call her at 480-279-7363

     
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  • Academic Decathlon team

    In a recent Academic Decathlon competition. Knights made an impressive showing! The team hopes to compete again at state in the spring and this is a great start. Congratulations to the followings students:

    Raechel Mora: 2nd place interview

    Allison Prach: 2nd place interview
    Naya Berry: 2nd place essay and  literature
    Kyle Twitchell: 3rd place math and  2nd place literature
    Josh Boudreaux: 3rd place speech
    Lwendo Mwansa: 2nd place interview
    Brooke Lindsey: 3rd place literature
    Jacob Anderson: 2nd place music


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  • Arizona Department of Education announces new assessment
     
    Please see the information below from the Arizona Department of Education about the new test selected to be administered in the spring. The language arts and math test - named AzMERIT  -  will be administered in grades 3 through high school. Students in grades 4, 8 and high school will still take the AIMS Science Test. Students scheduled to graduate prior to December 31, 2016 will still be required to pass the AIMS test in Reading, Writing, and Math if they have not previously passed the exam. 
     
    As further communication from the state is shared with the district, we will post updates on the Higley Unified School District website and each school’s website.
     
    Click here to read more.


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  • 2015-16 Calendar Reminder

    Beginning next school year, the district is moving to a modified year-round school calendar. Classes begin July 27, 2015, with a two-week fall break, two-week winter break and two-week spring break. The last day of classes is May 26, 2016, and the last day for teachers is May 27, 2016. For information, go online to www.husd.org/newcalendars.


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  • The Casa and Top 20 Program
    Higley High School is becoming a Top 20 High School!  A Character Education grant from the State of Arizona has made it possible for the Higley Unified School District to bring Casa Center for Positive Social Change to both of our high schools.  Casa will introduce a social and emotional learning program and “Top 20” concepts that will allow us to create a positive culture of learning on our campuses.  Casa will provide many opportunities throughout the year for staff, students and parents to learn new skills that will help us all communicate effectively, encourage optimism, and learn to build positive and effective relationships with each other.  Embracing these strategies and techniques will allow us to enhance our learning and social cultures, beginning with our high schools and, over the next three years, branching throughout the district.  Keep your eyes open for additional announcements of parent workshops, staff development updates, and student activities that will help us learn to “Live Above the Line”.
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  • Special Education Department Chair Named

    Congratulations to James Tomberlin who has been named the new special education department chair/curriculum lead at Higley High School. Mr. Tomberlin is new to HHS this year, but this is his 5th year in the district. He spent his first three years in the district at Centennial Elementary as a special education teacher and was the team lead for one year. Last year, he was the special education department chair at Sossaman Middle School. In addition to his work in special education, he has coached baseball, flag football, and girl's golf. Mr. Tomberlin has a BA in Special Education from Arizona State University and is currently working on his graduate degree in Educational Leadership. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming James to his new position.

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  • Attendance - A Reminder
     
     Parents, please keep in mind that all students must be signed out to leave during the day for any reason. This includes students who drive themselves. If a student will be leaving early for a medical appointment, a parent must come into school to sign them out. The parent can stop by the office in the morning to do so, even if the student will be leaving later in the day. All students may sign themselves back in upon returning to school. We appreciate your help in ensuring student safety and accountability. 


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  • Reminder: Parking Permits 
     
    All cars in the student parking lot must have a parking permit for this year.  We will begin booting cars that are parked without a parking permit; which means that your car will not be drivable until you have purchased a $50 permit.
    Please ensure that you get this taken care of, as permits are now overdue.
      

     
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  • Higley High and All Higley Schools Earn 'A' Ratings from
    Arizona Department of Education
     
    The Arizona Department of Education recently released school performance rankings based on spring 2014 AIMS scores. We are proud to announce that all elementary, middle and high schools in the Higley Unified School District earned “A” ratings.

    The news was announced as nearly 12,000 students in preschool through high school began their first day of the 2014-15 school year.
     
    For the last four years, the Arizona Department of Education has rated school performances with letter grades based on academic growth and student achievement. This is the fourth year in a row that the Higley Unified School District has earned an “A” grade. Higley Unified School District was the top point earner for large, public school districts in Arizona this year. In fact, five of our eight elementary schools are in the Top 10 percent of all K-6 schools in Arizona.
     
    “We are elated to share our ‘A’ grades with Higley families, the Towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek and the entire Valley,” said Superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell. “It is a testament to the work of our teachers, staff, students and families. Finding out Higley is the top, large school district in the state brings recognition to the hard work of the entire Higley schools community. From students and their parents to the teachers, bus drivers, classroom aides and school principals, we wish to thank everyone for their efforts that contribute to making Higley the best district in the Valley.”
     


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  • Attendance Guidelines
     
    Updated Attendance Guidelines can be viewed by clicking the link Attendance Guidelines.
     
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  • Parentvue
     
    Parents can see student grades and attendance records through a system called “ParentVue.” Teachers post assignments and grades, along with daily attendance, on the system that can then be viewed by parents through a home computer or cell phone. Teachers post links to ParentVue (sometimes referred to as "Online grades") through their teacher webpages. You can also reach ParentVue through this link.

    To use ParentVue, parents need a personal code created by their student’s school. Please visit your school office for more information.


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  • America's Most Challenging High Schools
     

     
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  • Parents! 
     
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Higley High School is a comprehensive 9-12 high school serving the educational needs of students in Gilbert, AZ. Higley High School was awarded an A+ SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE designation by the Arizona Education Foundation. Higley offers a wide range of curriculum designed to challenge all students and prepare them for college and careers after high school. Some of these programs include a full range of AP, honors, and dual enrollment courses along with Career and Technical Education and Engineering programs.  In addition to a commitment to outstanding academics, Highly High encourages all students to participate in extra-curricular activities. Whether it be the fine arts, sports, student council, or one of many campus clubs, Higley High is the place to get involved and enhance your high school experience. Welcome to Higley High School.
 
GO KNIGHTS!

 

 

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